10/13/15 7:15am

Today is the day for the Consecration and Dedication of Immanuel Chapel! The LIVE stream begins at 10:00 AM.

The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be the celebrant for the consecration. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the sermon during this historic event in the 192nd year in the life of the Seminary.

The ceremony is expected to draw approximately a thousand invited guests to campus including church leaders, alumni, friends, chapel artisans, and builders. The event marks the official completion and blessing of Immanuel Chapel. The original chapel was destroyed in a fire approximately five (5) years ago.
10/08/15 12:00pm


We’ve gone pink for breast cancer awareness for the month of October. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

On the awareness aspect, it is meant to encourage women to seek care for themselves and get checked, reminding them that early detection is important.

A great local charity to support is the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in honor of former Alexandria City Manager Vola Lawson. I have donated and hope you can too.

10/09/15 4:51pm

Appomattox Statue in Alexandria, Virginia

On September 29, 2015, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to establish an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names.

The establishing resolution directs the City Manager to appoint the seven members of the Advisory Group, with two members appointed at-large and one member appointed from each of the Alexandria Human Rights Commission, the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission, the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, the Alexandria Planning Commission, and the Alexandria Transportation Commission.

The Advisory Group is directed to bring community values, knowledge, and ideas into discussions and considerations of issues related to Confederate memorials and street names in Alexandria.


10/09/15 3:14pm

The City of Alexandria, Virginia is asking employees, residents and community members to participate in a traffic study survey for the Duke Street and West Taylor Run areas of Alexandria.

This important survey will be used to better gauge wider input on the City’s three proposals, and to add a proposal for addressing safety on Seminary Road and Quaker Lane. The following survey seeks to achieve these goals, and will be available through October 23, 2015.

The survey results will be available on the project website at this link and takes only minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, please visit this link.

10/09/15 2:49pm

Alexandria Mayor Bill EuilleAlexandria, Virginia Mayor Bill Euille released this statement on the October 7th homicide on Belle Pre Way in the North Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia.

“Any homicide in our city is one too many; is totally unacceptable and most unfortunate. Crime will not be tolerated by our citizens and communities. We respect the high quality of life shared by all, and pleased that our crime rate is at an all time 40 year low.

This is only the second homicide year to date, and I am confident our police will be diligent in their investigation and will bring this case to a close in a timely manner. However, I would encourage our citizens to share any information they may have about this incident with the police, to assist them with this investigation.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Williams’ family and friends.

We will always remain a safe city for our residents and visitors.”

10/09/15 1:55pm

Deadline to Register and Update Virginia
Voter Registration coming up fast!

voted stickerThe legal deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election is Tuesday, October 13.

In Alexandria, the November 3 election will include contests for Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates, and Alexandria Mayor, City Council and School Board.

If you haven’t registered to vote yet, here’s what you need to do quickly in order to be able to vote.


10/09/15 1:27pm

The City of Alexandria has announced that they will be providing Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (D.P.O.R.) Code Update Training for the public.

The training provides associated D.P.O.R. continuing education credits in one day, at one location, and for free!

Please view the image below for more details and registration information.